At the Country Side

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TUNES by Sheryl Crow

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“Strong Enough”

God, I feel like hell tonight
Tears of rage I cannot fight
I’d be the last to help you understand
Are you strong enough to be my man? Nothing’s true and nothing’s right
So let me be alone tonight
Cause you can’t change the way I am
Are you strong enough to be my man?

Lie to me
I promise I’ll believe
Lie to me
But please don’t leave

I have a face I cannot show
I make the rules up as I go
It’s try and love me if you can
Are you strong enough to be my man?

When I’ve shown you that I just don’t care
When I’m throwing punches in the air
When I’m broken down and I can’t stand
Will you be strong enough to be my man?

Lie to me
I promise I’ll believe
Lie to me
But please don’t leave

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Details

Outfit (incl necklace): GizzA – “Romantic Rendez-Vous” – NEW (mesh)

Bracelets: GizzA – “Asia Watch & Bracelet”

Hair (with hat): Maitreya – “Siobhan”

Stockings: LeeZu – “LaLun Tights Sheer”

Shoes: LeeZu – “Picadilly Overknee Boots” (mesh)

Socks: LeeZu – “Anna 14 spring”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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Mea Culpa: Floral Intimitation & a Sweet Secret

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Sometimes you go through your inventory and find all the goodies that you already pushed way back in your memories. So it happened to me today. I was about to go over to Mea Culpa, to do some office work and thought I could wear one of my old time favourites from Tatanka Kaligawa, owner and designer of Mea Culpa. I was looking for one specific outfit as I started to dally, trying some of the earlier creations. As they all have such significant names, I never can remember which outfit hides behind them. So I tried some of them to refresh my memories, until I stumbled over the “Floral Intimitation”.Β  I put it on and was totally in love again with that stunning creation. The amazing dress is based on red and black, my two favourite colors anyways and with the green tentacles it really is an eye catcher. The skirt is made in a floral shape and the basic red is covered by an awesome filigree lace texture. What as well caught my attention was the non symmetric parts of the shoulders and arms. The right side has a wonderful shoulder and wrist part while the left side just has the glove. The hat repeats the beautiful theme of the skirt and the waist is covered by a red flower belt. The upper body part has a very sexy touch as just a few lines and ornaments cover the private parts.

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For the matching shoes I chose the “Gothica” shoes as well from Mea Culpa. With the HUD I changed the color to red to match the dress perfect.Β  πŸ™‚ . Ready to go over to Mea Culpa to do some paperwork. As I enterd the office I nearly fainted. Huge walls of new mail, offers and what not. Ok, first of all this chaos has to be sorted. That’s the typical office of an artist… as much as Tatanka has talent and creativity and a genius mid when it comes to designing… the worse he is with all his office stuff :p. While I was sorting the desk all of a sudden a small piece of paper, just yanked out from somewhere with aΒ  few words and an underlined date. This looks interesting! I pushed some other stuff beside and pulled out that piece of paper and pulled it closer to decrypt the lovely hand of my boss.

Wow! It seems he plans a sale. Seems he planned this for the upcoming weekend and as well he wants to include the new, still unreleased female outfit he showed me a few days ago in his laboratory…

Suddenly I heard steps coming up the stairs outside the room. Quickly I pushed the note back under a huge pack of mail and pretended to clean the desk as Tatanka came in. He looked at me and I tried to make an innocent face while my hands sorted some letters. After a short talk he left the office to continue his work and I just finished mine before I went down to the store to help out a customer that asked for.

Maybe keep a close look on the notices this weekend for the upcoming special sale with some amazing discounted items!

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Details

Outfit: Mea Culpa – “Floral Intimitation”

Shoes: Mea Culpa – “Gothica”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Makeup: Silken Moon – “SM Eclipse ES Central Park” & L.Fauna – “Basic Shadow Red”

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Wicca Lips Blood”

Poses: agapee

Location: Tempura Island

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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Wicca’s Wardrobe: Crazy Casual on a stormy Afternoon

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The opening of my shop Wicca’s Wardrobe last night and the huge response of friends, customers and students, did really push me to make another set for my new store. Yes I am like a little girl on Christmas, because I never had a store or a brand before πŸ˜‰ This new “Crazy Casual Set” is kinda some poses I always wanted to have an never found them.

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Even everyday moments can be very special. Most of them are poses, that happen during the day , when you are walking around and you do not even realize them. What I realized while I made the poses, it looks very funny when you try to make static poses that are part of a movement you do not even notice when you do it πŸ˜‰ If you look out on the grid there are hardly any poses, that look like real snapshots, where you just catch a moment. For that special moments, a realistic and casual picture, the “Crazy Casual Set” is made πŸ™‚

For today’s styling I used a combination of LeeZu and M.o.w. The super cool “Suspender Jeans” in that tartan fabric looking texture with the loose suspenders really caught my heart. First I wanted to make an urban casual with it, but then I thought you even can make something chic out of it and tried the “Tasia” jacket from LeeZu. The jacket for me was something new and very special for me. The first time when I put it on, I thought I did have rezzing problems. Then I jumped… NO! it was supposed like this!!! I never saw a mesh jacked with a half open arm. The upper side of your arm is nude and the bottom part is covered and even carries some little decorations… just amazing.

For the location, I thought I can use the deviousMind sim, that I was talking about in one of my last posts. The whole sim has so many amazing secret spots and the buildings and arrangements have such a good quality it is really a fun to snap pictures there. Besides you can go window shopping as well, but that’s a totally other story :p

Of you like the “Crazy Casual Set” I am happy if you stop by at my new Mainstore and take a look at all of my new poses πŸ˜‰

Wicca’s Wardrobe: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/New/240/183/22

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Details:

Jacket: LeeZu – “Taisa” (mesh)

Pants: M.o.w – “Suspender Jeans” (mesh)

Top: LeeZu – “Valerie Blouse”

Jewelry: Kunglers Extra – “Bambu”

Shoes: VC Designs – “C-004 Boots”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Glasses: Steinwerk – “Fee”

Makeup: Silken Moon – “SM Eclipse Urban ES Mud Honey” & L.Fauna – “Smokey Cat Shadow Golden/Brown”

Hair: LeLutka – “Dolce”

Poses: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Poses – “Crazy Casual” – NEW

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: I have my first own store!

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Today is a very special day for me. I got my first Mainstore for Wicca’s Wardrobe. I recently started to make poses for my blog and I got asked again and again why I would not sell them.

I thought about and after being scared for quite some time, I started to sort my poses and tried to make a few mini sets. Each of my regular pose sets will have 5 poses, which you can buy single or even as a fatpack with a discount on it πŸ˜‰ .

I thought about what kind of poses I would like to make. There is already a lot of amazing runway pose makers out on the grid and a few are very close friends of mine. I am not a very competitive person and so I decided to make special sets for a special purpose. For example when I needed some cool casual jeans poses and could not find what I had in mind I just made me some and called the set “Casual Jeans”, or when I wanted to make a post with a handbag, a more cool that elegant one I found non that matched and so the “Cool Handbag” set was born. Another time I had to pose a wonderful Azul gown with super huge flower parts and so the “Huge Flowers” set came to life.

My poses will always have a purpose for each set and maybe that’s why they will carry funny names sometimes ;).

For the opening of my very first store I wanted to make another set. I was styling the amazing “Cross Halter Dress” from R2, that I found at the Collabor88 combines with the huge “MTL” hat from [AD] Creations. This super huge hat again brought exactly the ‘find the right pose problem’ and I thought I maybe can make a new set for opening my first Mainstore with a “Big Hat Fun” set πŸ˜‰

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I wanted to have some not just nice and sweet lo9oking poses for that huge hat since the mesh dress is kinda special πŸ˜‰

If you wanna take a look at my first steps of making poses for a special purpose, I would be very happy if you take a look at my brand new Mainstore πŸ™‚

For my new brand Wicca’s Wardrobe,Β  I wanted to make a new clear logo. I wanted to cut back on one letter only, but I wanted to keep the snake that was with me for such a long time now. Snake is my asian zodiac as well so it has a special meaning to me πŸ˜‰

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Wicca’s Wardrobe – Poses (Taxi)

To complete the black and white styling I just added a scarf from Sey, some bracelets from Finesmith and one of my favourite plateau shoes from epoque.

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Details

Dress: R2 – “Cross Halter Dress” (mesh, Collabor88)

Hat: [AD] Creations – “MTL” – NEW (mesh)

Scarf: Sey – “N.B. scarf” (grou gift)

Hair: LaViere – “Momo” (color tester)

Shoes: epoque – “Mesa Platforms”

Bracelets: Finesmith – “Buckle Up”

Leggings: LeeZu – “Miss Tre’s”

Straps: Dark Eden – “Mistweave” & “Midnight”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Wicca Lips Tarbaby”

Poses: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Poses – “Big Hat Fun” – NEW

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: How I put my looks together? Sometimes I do not even know by myself ;)

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Sometimes I get asked how I start styling and if I could describe what I do. For the usual fashion stylings I can at least try to explain what I do one after another as you usually follow certain rules when you put a look together that you got asked for. Sometimes you follow the standard color schemes or you style after an RL look that you saw somewhere, or you use some other source of inspiration. But there is days, at least for me, where I do not have anything requested and start going through my inventory. Sometimes I get stuck with an item, an accessory, and wanna turn this in a whole look. But when I try to go by the first idea, that this detail gave me, I get stuck and do not really know what I can do to complete it, without looking boring or stereotype with so many others that were wearing that item before. And who wants to see the same item over and over again in the same way?

For today it ws the “Hunter Headdress” headpiece from XtraX, that caught my attention. I found it longer ago on the “I <3 RP” event. I was looking for horns as the “Hunters Headdress” fell into my hands. I could not resist to buy it, even if I had no idea yet what I am going to use it for. Sometimes things have to rest in your inventory for a while like a good bottle of red wine before you have the perfect idea how you wanna use it :p .

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I was sorting my inventory as I came across the headpiece and I just put it on to see how it fits as it part wise mesh. Then I stood there at my studio – naked, only wearing that headpiece and tried to imagine a styling. If I would have used my first idea I would have tried some fantasy looking, but I kinda wanted to have something more realistic. The “Hunters Headdress” headpiece combines so many different fabrics and items, the leather, the suede parts, the horns and the little accessories on the horns. I remembered an old Benetton advertise campaign and this idea kinda got stuck in my head. United Colors of Benetton always had chic casual clothing. So I looked through a few of my last folders I got for blogging and found the “Brandy” mesh dress from PurpleMoon. The colors were perfect matching the headpiece.

Since I did not want to go too sexy, I added some leggings as I like the way how short dresses or hot-pants go together with leggings or tights. Maybe that’s something I still carry with me from the 80’s :p . For the shoes I had some boots in mind, that I had for a long time, a time where mesh was not yet on the grid and those sculpties was one of the first and best ones I saw, when it came to realistic looking shoes. I did know, that they were from Hoorenbeek, but I could not recall the name of them. Since I had an addiction to this brand for quiet some time, I do not have just one pair and so I started looking through my Hoorenbeek shoe folder. Finally I found the “Lucille” boots in the tan/beige color. The brown and creme tone was a wonderful match in my opinion. With the mask there is no need to look for hair, makeup or earrings so I just wanted to ad some bracelets and maybe a necklace. For the necklace I recalled the last releases from EMO-tions back to my mind. There was a new mesh necklace from Mirja Mills, owner and designer of EMO-tions, that should match the look. A not too elegant but excellent made long modern necklace called “Precious”, in the colors green, brown and silver parts in different shapes.

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When I looked at the result I really was not sure what it should be and how I can orchestrate this for a picture. That does not mean I did not like it but with such a controverse look, I needed something strong, lightly dark and kinda grunge looking. I saw such a place not too long ago and looked through my ‘Photo Places’ folder, till I found it again – “Old New York

For the right poses I first wanted to make some, but then I remebered some of my Del May poses that should be perfect for this. Powerful, different and expressive, so why make poses when you aready have wonderful ones that perfectly fit πŸ™‚ ?

I hope you enjoyed my little styling journey πŸ™‚

Stay styled,

Wicca

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Details

Dress: PurpleMoon – “Brandy Dress” (mesh, Gypset Market)

Headpiece: XtraX – “Hunters Headdress” (part mesh, I <3 Roleplay)

Boots: Hoorenbeek – “Lucille Boots”

Leggings: LeeZu – “Cat Tights”

Bracelets: GizzA – “Asia Watch & Bracelet”

Necklace: EMO-tions – “Precious” (mesh)

Poses: Del May

Sim: Old New York

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

New Collection at Devious Minds!

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A few days ago Persia Bravin stormed my inventory asking me if I would have seen the latest releases of Devious Mind and I was like .. “Oh uhm.. aehm .. no…” and was trying hard to remember that brand. I know, that I heard it before but I could not really recall what it was. Persia kept talking, while I still was thinking,Β  she told me I so must see that and I need to meet the owner and in the end I was so curious that I TPed to the LM, Persia gave me and I just fainted. I landed at the !dm sim… sure… !dm was Devious Mind! For sure I know this brand and I as well have tons of her amazing outfits! *facepalms*

Persia kept saying me to contact the owner since she would be as crazy as I am :p . So I tried to reach Chandra Meehan, owner and designer of Devious Mind. She was offline but not too long after I left her a message she came back and we talked a while. She is that kind of persons I love from the beginning… crazy, wild, smartass, just like I use to be*grins*

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We were talking about various things, until she asked me what my favourite colors would be. I told her that I basically like most of the colors and just have a pink allergy πŸ˜‰ . Being a smartass, just imagine what she send me^^. But more about that soon. For today I have the new “Chained Lust ” outfit from Devious Mind. I am sure this outfit has many different facets with the latex catsuit and the amazing mesh chains, but I wanted to make something ‘Wicca like’. So I thought about, what I could do and as if it was fate, I had the the movie “The Crow” on my second monitor, as I started styling. Since I anyways liked the idea of Fetish Couture, I loved the pearl colored catsuit that goes down over feet and hands and only has that deep neckline in the front. You can choose between 3 different colors of the catsuit , as all 3 are included in the pack. The chains come in different sizes, so that you can make sure that the mesh fits your shape. I did not add much to the outfit itself, only a mask, wings and shoes and one of the jewelry sets of my brother Dahriel. The “Angelical Black” set comes with collar, crown, arm parts, earrings and a ring. The “Chain Lust” outfit was the perfect basic for my dark fantasys and if you now became curious what else you can find at Devious Mind, just take the taxi over to the Mainstore (TAXI: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/deviousMind/98/26/30). The sim as well is worth a visit! From my photographer side I just can tell you it is a paradise for making pictures as well!!!

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Details

Outfit: !dm (Devious Mind) – “Chained Lust” – NEW (mesh)

Jewelry: *PosESioN* [JewelrY] – “Angelical Black” – NEW

Mask: Illusions – “Phoenix”

Shoes: .:L&B:. – “Gothic Platforms”

Wings: Material Squirell Wings – “Abyss Demon Wings”

Hair: Baiastice – “Isis 2”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Makeup: Nuuna’s – “Makeup v3.1”

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Wicca Lips Tarbaby”

Furniture: 222769

Photographer: Dahriel

Model & Stylist: Wicca Merlin

Gothic Lolita Feelings

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Sometimes I get my dark fantasay and emo mood and this time I found the perfect outfit to express it πŸ˜‰ The wonderful “Murk” dress from [AD] Creations.

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The incredible textured ruffles, the amazing details on the corset, all the wonderful accessories and the beautiful eye mask give a perfect ‘gothic lolita with class’ look. The black and purple color combination underlines the strong gothic look in an awesome way. I did not wanna ad too much of other accessories as the gown itself already has those amazing features, so I only added some bracelets and a collar from LouLou&Co and the wonderful “Rosenkavalier” hat from Rozoregalia that brought back the roses in such a nice way.

Now I had to find a location that matched the look. I was looking around many places until I remembered a wonderful victorian place. Venexia, a super amazing RP sim. It has so many nice places and corners and if you are polite and kind and do not disturb the roleplayers, wearing your observer tag, this place is heaven for pictures.

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Details

Gown: [AD] Creations – “Murk” – NEW (partwise mesh)

Hair: DeLa – “Lori” (mesh)

Necklace: LouLou&Co – “Enigma”

Bracelets: LouLou&Co – “Crepsule”

Boots: *GF* – “Short Lace-Up Boots”

Hat: *+RR+* – “Rosenkavalier”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Sim: Venexia

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: Mother Earth

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TUNES

Mother Earth (Within Temptation)

Birds and butterflies
Rivers and mountains she creates
But you’ll never know
The next move she’ll make
You can try
But it is useless to ask why
Cannot control her
She goes her own way

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She rules until the end of time
She gives and she takes
She rules until the end of time
She goes her way

With every breath
And all the choices that we make
We are only passing through
on her way
I find my strength
Believing that their souls live on
Until the end of time
I’ll carry them with me

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Once you will know my dear
You don’t have to fear
A new beginning always starts
at the end
Once you will know my dear
You don’t have to fear
Until the end of time
She goes her way

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Details

Dress: House of Dragovar – “Goblin’s Greed” (mesh)

Vines: Wunderlich – “Ivy-Moss”

Hair: Caverna Obscura – “Sylvani-Twiggy”

Face Decor: 22769 – “Dryad Head Piece” – NEW (L’accessoire)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Makeup: Makeup Artist – “Lua’s Elegance”

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Wicca Lips Tintable”

Bracelets: artilleri – “Wooden Bracelets”

Ears: Illusion – “Fairy Ears”

Collar: CatniP – “Enslaved Collar”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Seasons of Couture – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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For the June 2013 issue of the BoSL Magazine, I had the great pleasure to work with Natzuka again. Our fresh crowned MVW 2013, was always a person I adored for her photography skills and for the person she is. So you can imagine how happy I was, when Persia asked me if I would like to work with Natzuka for a spread for Seasons of Couture… for sure I would like, what a question!

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Seasons of Couture… what is that you might ask. Seasons of Couture is a special project by BoSL & Co. Over 20 of the best designers on the grid, created RL inspired seasonal styles. At the Seasons of Couture you can get the designs for 30% off the retail price, but only a 100 of each. After that 100 they will go with the regular prize to the designers Mainstores.

Seasons of Couture location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Renaissance%20Galleria/119/79/28)

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So Natzuka and me went to the Seasons of Couture store at the Renaissance Galleria. She was supposed to do the pictures and I thought she will choose the ones, that go best together for the pictures. As she asked me wich ones I liked the most… I totally was surprised and super happy and for sure 2 black designs by Azull Ash andΒ  YK jumped into my eyes, as my most favourite color is black. Natzuka chose 2 great contrast colors to the black by ghee and SoliDea FoliEs and I got more and more excited what the pics will look like. She showed me some ideas of RL graphics and pictures, what she had in mind and my jaw dropped down. The ideas looked amazing and with Natzuka’s skills I was sure, if someone can pull that out, it is her. But we still needed 2 more outfits to make a total of 4 pics, with always the both of us and it really was a hard choice with all the amazing creations that we saw. All of a sudden Natzuka pointed on a pink dress and I saw her face expression… she looked lightly evil with a huge grin as her finger pointed towards a wonderful design of Bliss Couture but in pink! I got scared… she knows my pink allergy and I really thought she wanna torture me, but her face became all smooth and nice again, as she said: “I like this one” and my muscles relaxed again. She looked further and asked me what I think about a light green even some teal looking color to the pink and pulled me towards a design of Sonatta Morales. I thought it is a tough combination but if she can see it in front of her inner eye, I trust her. You can see exactly that combination on the picture above and it was one of the most amazing pictures I ever saw, so yes this woman really knows her job and I again got proved it did right by trusting her. For the last picture she decided to go on a gold and white combination, a very elegant one by Countdown and Azull Ash. If I look over all this 4 pictures I guess we found a real nice mixture that show, how many different styles you can find at the Seasons of Couture. Anyways if formal, elegant, avantgarde, casual or what ever you look for, you always will find something that matches your styling ideas.

For the credits of the outfits you can take a look at the actual BoSL Magazin (http://magazine.thebestofsl.com/fashion/june-2013)

Thanks a lot Persia for the opportunity <3

Thanks so much Natzuka, for this incredible amazing pictures and the time we spent for making them. It is always fun to work or hang out with you πŸ™‚

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Silken Moon for “My 60L Secret”

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For the actual My 60L Secret, Malicia Python, owner and designer of Silken Moon, made a wonderful set of eyeshadows. The mystic look gives your eyes more depth and makes them shine even more. On of the 6 versions is tintable and you can tint it in every color you can imagine of what ever color fits your styling. Be creative with this wonderful set of special eyeshadows by Silken Moon. This special set is only available from the 7th to the 9th of June, during the actual “My 60L Secrets.